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Essence The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat

Essence

The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat

Item #: 2289529 Size: 0.27 oz

Better together! Apply Essence's The Gel Polish Base Coat, a color gel coat, and then finish with The Gel Nail Polish Top Coat to protect, seal, and provide long-lasting, impeccable shine. Not tested on animals. No DBP, toluene, or formaldehyde.
Step 1: Apply the gel nail polish base coat and let dry. Step 2: Apply 2 coats of the gel nail polish and let dry. Step 3: Apply the gel nail polish top coat and let dry.
Ethyl Acetate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Butyl Acetate, Cellulose Acetate Butyrate, Acrylates Copolymer, Trimethyl Pentanyl Diisobutyrate, Triphenyl Phosphate, Polyester / Polyamide Resin, Alcohol Denat., Shellac, Dimethicone, Benzophenone-1, CI 60725 (Violet 2).

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EssenceThe Gel Nail Polish Base Coat
 
4.3

(based on 29 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (13)
  • Long lasting (13)
  • Dries quickly (10)
  • Goes on smoothly (9)
  • Easy to apply (7)

Cons

  • Chips easily (3)

Best Uses

  • Base coat (7)
  • Weekly (7)
  • Special occasions (6)
  • Daily use (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (9), Trendy style (6), Budget shopper (4), Dramatic (4), Manicure/pedicure addict (4)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (4)

Reviewed by 29 customers

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3.0

Base coat

By Choni

from Salinas

About Me Manicure/Pedicure Addict

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Goes On Smoothly

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat:

      Tried it for snail project was ok

       
      5.0

      Will buy again

      By Me

      from Endwell, NY

      About Me Classic

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dries Quickly
      • Easy To Use
      • Gentle
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Special Occasions
        • Weekly

        Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat:

        I tried this along with Essence's Gel Nail Polish and Top Coat and after 5 days, my nails still look great! I love that I can get nail salon results without the price. Next, I will try this top coat and base coat but I will use my own non-gel nail polish to see how that works :)

         
        5.0

        Awesome

        By Natalie

        from Miami, FL

        About Me Classic, Manicure/Pedicure Addict, Trendy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dries Quickly
        • Easy To Use
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Long Lasting

        Cons

        • Strong Odor

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Special Occasions
        • Weekly

        Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat:

        This is the only base I've found that keeps my nail Polish from chipping, AND it's cheap!

         
        4.0

        Decent for the money!

        By Terrappn

        from Massachusetts

        About Me Classic

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dries Quickly
        • Easy To Use
        • Gentle
        • Goes On Smoothly

        Cons

        • Chips Easily

        Best Uses

        • Weekly

        Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat:

        Last Thursday I got home with my 3 part Essence gel nail polish and I couldn't wait to get going on applying it. I put the base coat on and waited a few minutes. When I touched my nails I was surprised at how quickly it dried. I added 2 coats of the color and again waited a few minutes. I was a smidge wet still so I waited a little longer. After I figured it was dry I added the top coat. I think within 10 minutes or so my nails were completely dry.
        Now for my weekend. By the next day I had chipped one nail but it was a very small chip. No big deal. Over the course of the weekend I cleaned and washed dishes. A few more nails had chipped but they were bigger chips and became more noticeable. When I went to wash my hair Sunday night I noticed that strands were getting caught under the polish and lifting it up. I did not paint the edges of my nails like they do at the salon and I think that may have a been a big reason why I had so many chips. The next time I will try that and see how it goes. Overall, for the price it's a great product.

         
        5.0

        Must have

        By Esmy

        from Casa grande,AZ

        About Me Classic

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dries Quickly
        • Easy To Use
        • Long Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat:

          I use it before all my nail polish and love it!

           
          3.0

          Love product

          By MakRaye

          from Dothan, Alabama

          About Me Classic, Dramatic, Trendy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dries Quickly
          • Easy To Use
          • Gentle
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

          • Chips Easily
          • Strong Odor

          Best Uses

          • Special Occasions
          • Weekly

          Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat:

          I use this everytime I paint my nails and with its twin the top coat.

           
          5.0

          Absolutely love

          By Dana Jo

          from Northampton, PA

          About Me Trendy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dries Quickly
          • Easy To Use
          • Gentle
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Special Occasions
            • Weekly

            Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat:

            Love this product to death. I bought this base coat, the top coat and a few of their gel colors. I found when I used the base and top coat with the gel colors in the line, it peeled very easily and only lasted me a day. I wanted to venture out so I used a regular nail polish I had with the base and top coat and it lasts me weeks! Feels and looks like gel that you would get at a salon. I'm a hairstylist and constantly wash hair, so nail polish chips almost right away, but when I use the base and top coat with a regular nail polish, I never have to worry about my manicure!

             
            5.0

            I will stick w/this product. It's great!

            By Diana

            from Lufkin, Tx

            About Me Dramatic, Manicure/Pedicure Addict, Trendy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dries Quickly
            • Easy To Use
            • Gentle
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Special Occasions
              • Weekly

              Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat:

              I love it. And it really does wear long!!

               
              5.0

              I will definitely buy this product again

              By Liz

              from Riverbank,ca

              About Me Classic, Dramatic, Trendy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dries Quickly
              • Easy To Use
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Long Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat:

                  I use this as a basecoat.

                   
                  5.0

                  Now THIS is some base!

                  By NoMIFish

                  from Northern Michigan

                  About Me Classic

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dries Quickly
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Gentle
                  • Goes On Smoothly
                  • Long Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Weekly

                    Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat:

                    I've tried several different base coats, and this is now my favorite. It's a little tacky, but it REALLY holds the polish well!

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